Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta

Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta

Recipe by Sonja and AlexDifficulty: Easy


Cooking time





Looking for a fast and easy dinner recipe that tastes like it took all day? This creamy goat cheese pasta is done in 20 minutes and sure to be a favorite.


  • 8 ounces penne pasta (regular, not whole wheat)

  • 28 ounce can crushed fire roasted tomatoes (or best quality crushed tomatoes)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, tightly packed (or chopped spinach)

  • 8 fresh basil leaves

  • 4 ounce goat cheese log


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the penne until al dente, checking a few minutes before the package instructions to see if it is tender but still firm. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, place the crushed tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, oregano, kosher salt, spinach, and whole basil leaves. Bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer while the pasta cooks or at least 10 minutes.
  • When the pasta is done and drained, crumble the goat cheese into the sauce and add the pasta. Stir until a creamy sauce forms. Serve immediately.


  • This goat cheese pasta recipe is Vegetarian.